GeekLikeMe.net

GeekLikeMe

(home)
Insert quarter. Avoid Klingons.
Collected web clippings, ramblings, and scribblings from me to you.

Tuesday: March 30, 2010

Large hadron collider smashes protons successfully after some minor power issues.Large hadron collider smashes protons successfully after some minor power issues.

This is thought to have a profound role in the structure of the Universe, and would enable scientists to explain why matter has mass - something which, at a fundamental level, they have difficulty doing at present.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 6:17 AM | Tags (9) | bbc | collider | hadron | issues | large | lhc | power | scary | smashing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Rare Nintendo title finds owner on eBay for a mere $43,300.Rare Nintendo title finds owner on eBay for a mere $43,300.

The video game in question turned out to be 'Family Fun Stadium Events' for Nintendo's original entertainment system way back when. You would have also needed Nintendo's Power Pad to complete the overall gaming experience.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | auction | ebay | fitness | gaming | nintendo | powerpad | rare | register | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 19, 2010

The Gettysburg Address delivered as a Powerpoint presentation.The Gettysburg Address delivered as a Powerpoint presentation.

Good morning. Just a second while I get this connection to work. Do I press this button here? Function-F7? No, that's not right. Hmmm. Maybe I'll have to reboot. Hold on a minute. Um, my name is Abe Lincoln and I'm your president. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:01 AM | Tags (5) | abelincoln | address | funny | gettysburg | powerpoint |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

Cyber extortion of the U.S. power grid quite rampant according to McAfee.Cyber extortion of the U.S. power grid quite rampant according to McAfee.

What Americans don’t know, however, is that many of these enterprises are paying extortion fees to hackers who compromise their systems, threaten operational shutdowns, and demand payment to desist.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 6:29 AM | Tags (7) | power | grid | security | mcafee | report | exposed | extortion |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

Want to know just how much power your brain needs in order to function?Want to know just how much power your brain needs in order to function?

In a nutshell, a robot with a processor as intelligent as the human brain would require at least ten megawatts to operate. By contrast, a dimly lit light bulb takes about just twenty watts and Doc Brown was able to send Marty back to the future via 1.21 gigawatts (1210 megawatts).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 2:42 PM | Tags (9) | brain | findings | function | gigawatt | megawatt | operations | power | science | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Six unique ways to charge your batteries that you may not have previously known about.Six unique ways to charge your batteries that you may not have previously known about.

An interesting collection of battery charging options that range from dancing your way to a charge, pedaling your way to a charge and even peeing your way to a charge (which is apparently quite environmentally sound). You could also just ignore all of those options and go wireless (awesome).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:33 AM | Tags (6) | batteries | charge | charging | power | unique | wirelss |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Ars Technica takes a look back at twenty years of Apple laptops.Ars Technica takes a look back at twenty years of Apple laptops.

The Portable sold for a whopping $6,500 when it was launched in September 1989, and it's hardly surprising that it was never a top-seller.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:45 AM | Tags (9) | apple | ars | computers | history | ibook | laptops | macbook | powerbook | years |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Eight signs that you're an energy-hogging jerk.Eight signs that you're an energy-hogging jerk.

If you refuse to turn off your computer, take long hot showers, leave the TV on, idle your car, crank up the AC, leave the fridge open too long, use unneccesary lighting equipment and/or drink bottled water then you are a jerk.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Self Improvement @ 4:06 PM | Tags (8) | electricity | energy | environment | hog | jerk | msnbc | power | usage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 9, 2009

Five superpowers you didn't know that your body was hiding from you.Five superpowers you didn't know that your body was hiding from you.

You may have heard urban legends about 'the lady who was able to lift a whole car in an emergency' but, believe it or not, it's not just a legend.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 11:04 AM | Tags (4) | cracked | powers | superpowers | interesting |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 72 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

The top five best video game power-ups according to MSNBC.The top five best video game power-ups according to MSNBC.

Giant mushroom, FTW.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:40 PM | Tags (5) | gaming | powerups | msnbc | mario | mushroom |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 25, 2009

Yes, it is now quite possible to charge your iPhone without wires.Yes, it is now quite possible to charge your iPhone without wires.

The skin unfortunately adds an unsightly hump at the base where the dock connector is, but that may be a small price to pay if you really need your iPhone charged sans wires.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:35 AM | Tags (5) | iphone | wireless | charge | power | induction |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Wind power could theoretically yield forty times more than the current global electricity use.Wind power could theoretically yield forty times more than the current global electricity use.

The numbers that come out of the analysis are quite impressive: maxing out deployment of current-generation technology could produce five times the total energy used in the world today, and 40 times the electricity.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 12:41 PM | Tags (5) | electricity | energy | environment | power | wind |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

A list of the top five worst video game controllers according to the folks at MSNBC.A list of the top five worst video game controllers according to the folks at MSNBC.

Ah, video game memories.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:26 PM | Tags (6) | consoles | controllers | lucas | nintendo | powerglove | sega |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 19, 2009

Say hello to the power outlet of tomorrow.Say hello to the power outlet of tomorrow.

Plug is as many things as your circuit can amp up, and power them all on or off with two taps of your toe. I can think of one good reason this would be much safer as a power strip than a wall outlet, however.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 8:25 AM | Tags (3) | outlet | future | power |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 17, 2009

New study shows that PowerPoint animations are comprehension killers.New study shows that PowerPoint animations are comprehension killers.

Really, who would've guessed?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:39 AM | Tags (4) | animations | comprehension | microsoft | powerpoint |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


«« First 1 2 Last »»